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Loan or gift?

Someone we met earlier this year needs help. He has asked for a loan but we can easily afford to give the money to him. We're not sure whether it's better to lend it to him or just make it a gift. [more inside]
posted by Skaffen-Amtiskaw on Oct 22, 2016 - 22 answers

Do I, should I, talk to my friend about the way she discusses money?

A good friend has alienated me and several other close friends due to her compulsion to tell us how much she spends on things. She's quite wealthy but seems to have forgotten that not everyone has her kind of money to spend on luxury items. Should I talk to her about it? Or is this an issue of insecurity I need to keep working on within myself? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2016 - 21 answers

Is it an indian gift or a rip off?

What would you do? My friend Ted and I have a disagreement about a pool cue that has fractured our relationship. Ted says I broke an agreement to trade with him for a cue case. He said I screwed him because when he showed up on Monday with the case I told him another friend, Dan had bought the cue over the weekend. I'll return to this in a moment but there is an element to this dispute regarding Gene giving me the disputed cue back in 2012 three years ago. [more inside]
posted by Jim_Jam on Apr 29, 2015 - 30 answers

Coax a Friend Back From Disaster

My friend is embarking on a potentially disastrous business idea. Should I try to dissuade him? How do I do that tactfully, without sabotaging our relationship? [more inside]
posted by seinwave on Mar 22, 2015 - 25 answers

My houseguest will be staying for weeks but doesn't have spending money

I agreed to let a friend from out of the country stay with me for almost a month this summer, but now that the visit is getting closer, she has been mentioning that she doesn't have any spending money. Help me make sure this doesn't become my problem! [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on May 30, 2014 - 43 answers

My friends paid me for a gift and it hurt my feelings. now what?

At a picnic with some friends, I gave everyone ten-ish minute massages (I am a massage therapist). It was a spontaneous gesture and I really enjoyed doing it. As I was leaving, a friend slipped an envelope in my bag. When I got home and opened it, there was a card with money inside, thanking me for their "first session". I feel like this turned a spontaneous act of goodwill and friendship into a business transaction. I'm hurt, saddened, and a little offended. I didn't want money or ask for it, and I don't think that I said or did anything implying otherwise. Now I feel like I'm not their friend, I'm hired help. How do I address this?
posted by windykites on May 24, 2014 - 22 answers

Risks of long-term borrowing a car from a friend?

I have a sudden need for a car for the next several months. An awesome friend has offered to lend me his. What could go wrong? [more inside]
posted by catesbie on Feb 1, 2014 - 22 answers

I can't afford to celebrate my friends' weddings like this!

Practical: Any ideas for fun-but-cheap bachelorette weekend accommodations or activities around the central East Coast? Context: I'm the last single friend of our group of friends, and the most broke. I'm comfortable with talking about money, but my friends are WASPier types who'd prefer to never, ever discuss anything to do with finances, and tend to change the subject abruptly when it comes up. This is a problem when I'm expected to pitch in for something that I really can't afford, but that everyone else can. I'm thinking the best solution is to pitch an alternative that I can afford. [more inside]
posted by magdalemon on Jan 28, 2014 - 19 answers

How do I settle this debt?

Parents bought a $1.8k plane ticket for my friend and now she's agreeing to wire back $900 into my account. She had agreed to pay back the full price initially. How do I get the rest of the money back? [more inside]
posted by lyinlion on Nov 7, 2012 - 34 answers

How to deal with friend who owes me money coming back into my life

I lent money to my friend, didn't get it back. I learned my lesson and wrote it off. Now she's back in my life. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 - 49 answers

Accepting help from friends will cost you

I moved from one state to another and my friends, whom I'm staying with for a month and a half, are charging me "rent" and the amount is absurd. How do I process this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2012 - 56 answers

Oh, so THIS is why they say not to mix money and friendship....

How should I deal with a friend who owes me money and is (apparently) avoiding contact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Office Politics...

What would you do if your landlord was also your friend and client, and had violated all three relationships, all at one time? [more inside]
posted by She Talks To Angels on Mar 13, 2011 - 31 answers

How to gently dissuade friends from paying for your drinks?

How to gently dissuade friends from paying for your drinks and food? [more inside]
posted by Triton on Jul 4, 2010 - 11 answers

How to meet people in the big city without spending a ton of money?

How to meet people in the big city without spending a ton of money? [more inside]
posted by JoannaC on Mar 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Helping friends in financial difficulty

What's the best way for me to help out some friends who are in financial difficulty right now? [more inside]
posted by drzoon on Sep 25, 2009 - 35 answers

How do I go about collecting a debt from a (so-called) friend of the family?

I really need AskMefi's collective wisdom on this one. How do I go about collecting a debt from a (so-called) friend of the family? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 12, 2005 - 28 answers

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